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ISEKY REFRESH0G Dr. Talmage, ia This Discourse, So Represents Reli&nn. lie laTltea All thr Wart ta Come and Rrrrhr It (BrUt'a Eternal Faaatalas Satiety thr Baal. (Copyright. 1M1. by Louts Klopsch. N. Y.J Washington, Aug;. 11. In this discourse Dr. Ta'.uuige r pi - i uU religion as a great refreshment, nnd invitee all the world to come ami receive it; text, Genesis, 20:8. "We cannot until all the Hooks be gathered together and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the iheep." A scene in Mesopotamia, beautifully patoral. A well of water of great value in that region. The fields around about it white with three flocks of sheep lying down waiting for the wa tering. I hear their bleating coming on the bright air and the laughter of young men and maidens indulging in rustic repartee. I look off, and I see other flocks of sheep coming. Mean while Jacob, a stranger, on the inter esting errand of looking for a wife, ruDN to the well. A beautiful shep herdess comes to the tame well. I see her approaching, followed by her fa ther's sheep. It was a memorable meeting. Jacob married that shep herdess. The Hihle account of it Is: "Jacob kissed Rachel and lifted up his voice and wept." It has always been a mystery to me what he found to cry sbout! But before that scene oc curred Jacob accosts the shepherds and asks them why they postpone the (Inking of the thirst of their sheep and why they did not immediately pro ceed to water them. The shepherds reiply to the effect: "We are all good neighbors, and as a matter of cour tesy we wait until all the sheep of the neighborhood come up. Besides that, this stone on the well's mouth is some what heavy, and several of us take hold of it and push it aside, and then the buckets and the troughs are filled and the sheep are satisfied." "We cannot until all the flocks are gathered to gether and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep." Oh, this is a thirsty world! Hot for the head, and blistering for the feet, and parching for the tongue. The world' great want is a cool, refresh ing, satisfying draft. We wander around and we find the cistern empty. Long and tedious drought has dried up the world's fountain, but cen turlea ago a Shepherd, with crook in the shape of a cross and feet cut to tsa bleeding, explored the desert pas sage of the world and one day came icroas a well a thousand - feet deep, bubbling and bright and opalescent, and looked to the north, and the south, an the east, and the west, and cried out with a Toiee strong and musical, that rang through the ages: "Ho, everyone that thirsteth,come ye to the waters!" Now a gTeat flock of sheep to-do y father around this Gospel well. There nre a great many thirsty souls. 1 won der why the flocTcs of all nations do not gather, why so many stay thirsty, and while I am wondering about it my text breaks forth in the explanation, saying: "We cannot until all the flocks ho gathered together and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep." If a herd of swine come to a well, they angrily jostle each other for the precedence; if a drore of cattle come to a well, they hook each other back from the water, but when a flock of sheep come, though a hundred of them shall be disappointed, they only ex press it by sad bleating, they come to gether peaceably. We want a great multitude to come around the Gospel well. I know there are those who do not Uke a crowd; they think a crowd is vulgar. If they are oppressed for room in church, it make them posi tively impatient and belligerent. 'We asve hod people permanently leave church because so many other people came to it. Not so did these oriental rtepherd. They waited until all the flock were gathered, and the more flock that cam the better they liked And so we ought to be anxious liit all the people should come. Go outiinto the highways and the hedges and compel them to come in. Go to he rtch and tell them they are indi gent without the Gospel of Jesus. Go to tbe poor and tell them the affluence 'here is in Christ. Go to the blind Shd tell them of the touch that gives ternal illumination. Go to the lame od tell them of the joy that will make tho lame man leap like a hart. Gather U the sheep off all the mountains, Jione so torn of the dogs, none so sick, "one so worried, none so dvinc ns to he omitted. Why not gother a great flock? AH this city is a flock, all New York is a flock, oil London is a flock, Ml the world is a flock. This well of the Gospel is deep I enough to put out the burning thirst i Me 1,600,000,000 of the race. Do not let the church by a spirit of ex- Ic.usiveness keep the world out. Let itown all the bars, swine open all the iFTtca, scatter all the invitations. I 'Whosoever will, lethlmcome." Come. puts and black. Come, red men of 'he forest. Come Laplander, out r ' the snow. Come Patagonian, out of fae south. Come irrVurs. Come pan t- Pag under Balm leaves. Come one. Come all. Come now. As at this well f Mesopotamia Jacob and Rachel betrothed, so this morning at this U of salvation Christ, our Shepherd, Ul mt you coming up withyourlong flocks of care and anxieties, and He "ill stretch out His hand In pledge f Hit affection, while aU Heaven will 7 ont: "Behold, the bridegroom kmtthl Go ye out to meet Mm!" ion notio that this well of Meso- ' potamia had a stone on it, which must be removed before the sheep could be watered, and 1 find on the well of salvation to-day impediments and obstacles which must be re moved in order that you may obtain the refreshment and life of this gos pel. In your case the impediment ia pride of heart. You cannot bear to come to so democratic a fountain; you do not want to come with o many others, it is as though you were thirsty and you were invited to slake your thirst at the town pump instead of Bitting in a parlor sipping : out of a chased chalice which has ; just been lifted from a silver aalver. i Not so many publicans and sinners. You want to get to Heaven, but you must be in a special car, with your feet on a Turkish ottoman and a hand of music on board the train. i You do not want to be in company with rustic Jacob and Rachel and be drinking out of the fountain where 10,000 sheep have been drinking be fore you. You will have to remove the obstacle of pride or never find your way to the well. You will have to come as we came, willing to tuke the water of eternal life in any way ami at any hand and in any kind of a pitcher, crying out: "Oh, Lord Je sus, I am dying nf thirst! (live me the water of eternal life, whether In trough or goblet! (live me the wa ter of life! I care not in w,iat it comes to me." Away with all your hindrance of pride from the well's mouth! Here Is another man who is kept back from the water of life by the ! stone of An obdurate heart which lies over the mouth of the well. You have no more feeling upon this ub- ject than if (iod had yet to do you the first kindness or you hnd to do (iod the first wrong. Seated on His lap all these years, His everlasting arms sheltering you, where is your : gratitude? Where is your morning and evening prayer? Where are your consecrated lives? I say to you, ns Daniel said to Belshassart "The God in whose band thy breath is, and all i thy way, thou hast not glorlfled." If you treated anybody a badly as you have treated God, you would have made 300 apologies; yea, your whole life would have been an apology. ; Three times a day you have been seated at God's table. Spring, sum mer, autumn and winter He ha ap propriately appareled you. Your health from Him, your companion from Him, your children from Him, your home from Him, all the bright surrounding of your life from Him. Oh, man, what dost thou with that hard heart? Canst thou not feel one throb of gratitude toward the God that made you, and the Christ who came to redeem you, and the Holy Ghost who ha all these years been importuning youT If you could alt down five minutes under the tree of a Saviour's martyrdom and feel Hi llfeblood trickling on your fore head and cheek and hand, methink you would get some appreciation of ! what you owe to a crucified Jesus. Heart of stone, relent, relent. Touched by Jesus' cross, subdued: See Hit body mangled, rent, Covered with a core of blood. Sinful soul, what hast thou done? Cruel fled the Eternal Bon! There are men who are perfectlj discontented. Unhappy in the past, unhappy to-day, to be unhappy for ever, unless you come to this Gospel well. This satisfies the soul with a high, deep, aU absorbing and eternal tatitfaction. It comet, and it offers the most unfortunate man so much of this world as is best for him, and throws all Heaven into the bargain. The wealth of Croesus and all the I Rothschilds is only a poor, miserable shilling compared with the eternal for tunes that Christ offers you to-day. In the far east there was a king who used once a year to get on the scales, while on the other side the scales were placed gold and silver and gems in deed, enough were placed there to balance the king. Then, at the close of the weighing, all those treasures were thrown among the populace. But Christ to-day steps on one side the scales, and on the other side are all the treasures of the universe, and He says: "All are yours; all height, all depth, all breadth, all eternity all are yours." TVe do not appeciate the prom ises of Hie Gospel. Come also to this Gospel well, all ye troubled. I do not suppose you have escaped. Compare your view of this Ufe at IS year of age with what your view is of it at 0 or 60 or 70. What a great contrast of opin ion! Were you right then or are you right now? Two cups placed in your hands, the one a sweet cup, the other a sour oup. A cup of joy and a cup of grief. Which has been the nearest to being full, and out nf which have you the more frequently partaken? What a different place the, cemetery is from what It used to be! OnOB it was to you a grand city im provement, and you went out on the pleasure excursion, and you ran laughingly up the mound, and you 1 criticised in a light wny the epitaph, liut since the day when you heard the bell toll at the pate when you went in with the procession it is a s:ul plnce, and there is a flood of rush tag memories that suffuse the eye and overmaster the heart. Oh, you have hnd trouble, trouble, trouble! God only knows how much you have had. It is n wonder you have been able to live through it. If I could gather all the griefs of all sorts from these crowded streets and could put them in one scroll, neither man nor angel could endure the recitation. Well, what do you want? Would you like to have your property back again? "No," you say as a Christian man: "I was becoming arrogant, and I think that is why the Lord took It away. I don't wnut to have my property back." Well, would you have your departed friend back again? "No," you ay; MI couldn't Uke the responsibility of bringing them from a tearlen realm lo a realm o, tears. I couldn't do it." ; Well, then, what do you want? A , thousand voices in the audience cry : out: "Comfort. Give us comfort;" 1 For that rer.son I have rolled away the stone from the well's mouth. Come, nil ye wounded of the flock, pursmd of the wolves, come to the fountain where the Lord's sick and bereft ones have come. "Ah," says some one, "you nre not old enough to understand my sorrows. You have not been in the world ns long as I i have, and you can't talk to me about 1 my misfortunes in the time of old I age." Well, I may not have lived a j long as you, but I have been a great i deal among old people, and I know now tney leel about their failing health and about their departed friends and about the loneliness thnt sometimes strikes through their souls. After two persons hnve lived to gether for 40 or ."in years and one ia taken nwuy, what desolation I I shall j not forget the cry of Dr. De Witt, of ew Yurk, when he stood by the open grave of his beloved wife and after the obsequies hail ended he looked down into the open pine ti'"1 said: "Farewell, my honored, faithful ""d beloved wife. The bond that bound us is severed. Thou art in glory, nnd I am here on earth. We shall meet atrnin. Farewell, farewell!" You get a little worried for fear that I some time you will come to wont, do you'.' Your children and grandehil , dren sometimes speak a little sharp to i you because of your ailments. The Lord will not speak sharp. Do you ; tJilnk you will come to want? What ! do you think the Lord is? Are His granaries empty? Will He feed the raven and the rabbit and the lion in j the desert, and forget you? Why.nnt lUralists tell us that the porpoise will not forsuke its wounded and sick mate. And do you suppose the Lord of llenven nnd earth has not as much sympathy as the fish of the sen? Hut you esy: I "I am so near worn out. and I am of no use to God anymore." I think the .Lord knows whether you are of ay I more use or not. If you were of no j more use. He would have taken you before this. Do you think God has for j gotten you because He has taken care j of you 70 or 80 years? He thinks more ' of you to-day than He ever did, be cuse you think more of him. May : the God of Abraham and Isaac and Jn i cob aud Paul the aged be your God for 1 ever! But I gather all the promises to day in a group, and I ask the shepherd 1 to drive their flocks of lambs and sheep up to the sparkling supply. "Behold, happy i the man whom God correct ed." "Though He cause grief, yet w ill He have compassion." "Many are the affliction of the rlghteoui, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all." "Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning." I am determined that no on shall go out of thl house uncotnfortcd. Yonder is a timid and shrinking soul who seem to hide away from the consolations I am uttering as a child with a tore hand hide away from the physician lest h touch the wound too roughly, and the mother has to go and compel the little patient to come out nnd see the physician. So I oome to your timid and shrinking soul to-day and compel you to come out in the pres ence of the Divine l'hysician. He will not hurt you. He has been healing wounds for many years, and He will give you gentle and omnipotent medi cament. But people, when they hnve trouble, go anywhere rather than to (iod. De Qulncey took opium to get rid of his troubles. Charles Lamb took to punch. Theodore nook took to some thing stronger. Kdwln Forrest took to theatrical dissipation. And men have run all around tho earth, hoping In the quick transit to get away from their misfortunes. It has been n dead failure. There Is only one well that can slake the thirst of an afflicted spirit, and that is the deep and inex haustible well of the Gospel. But eome one in the audience sayat "Notwithstanding all you have said this morning, I find no alleviation for my trouble." Well, I am not through yet. I hav left the most potent con sideration for the last. I am going to soothe you with the thought of Heaven. HoWever talkative w may be, there will come a time when the stoutest and most emphntiu interroga tion wih evoke from us no answer. As soon as we have closed our lips for the final silence no power on earth can break that taciturnity. But where, O Christian, will be your spirit? Ia a scene of infinite gladness. The spring morning of Heaven waving ltt blossoms in the bright air. Victor fresh from bottle showing their scars. The rain of earthly sorrow struck through with the mrnbow of eternal joy. In one group (lou and angels and the redeemed, Paul nnd Silas, Lntimer and Ripley, Isniah and Jeremiah, Pay son and John Milton, Gabriel nnd Mi chael the archangel. Loup line of choristers reaching across the hills. Seas of joy dashing to the white bench. Conqueror- marching from pate tu pate. IOU among theni. Oh, what a great flock God will gather around the celestial well. No stone on tht well's mouth while the Shepherd wa ters the sheep. There Jacob will rec ognize Rachel the shepherdess. And stauding on one side of tho well of eternal rapture your children, aud standing on the other side uf eternal rapture your Christian ancestry. You will be bounded on all sides by a joy so keen and grand that no other world has ever been permitted to expe rience it. Out of thut one deep well of Heaven the Shepherd will dip re union for the bereaved, wealth for the poor, health for the sick, rest for the weary. And then all the llock of the Lord's sheep will lie down in the green pastures, and world without end we will praise the Lord that on this sum mer Sabbeth morning we were per mitted to study the story of Jacob and Rachel at the wall. SULTAN MED DOWN French Ambassador Secured De mands In Five Dys. CONSTANS' BLUFF WORKED WELL Sultan's Promise Regarding the Pur chase of Quays and Settlement ot Disputed Claims Broken. English Critic Say "Only Paper Victory." Constantinople Aug. 26 M. Con i Stsns, the French ambassador, sent a ! note to the porte last Thursday to the ! effect that he would leave Constant! , nople August 21 unless the French claim were settled. Thereupon Tew flk Pacha, the Turkish minister of foreign affair, called at the French embassy and Informed M. Constans that the porte had abandoned the Idea convinced that the purchase would be THE SULTAN OF TURKEY. of purchasing the quays, first, because a bad speculation for Turkey, and second, on account ot the flranclal dlf Acuity Involved, a the Ottoman gov ernmont had no hope that the Paris market would take up a loan to cover the purchase. M. Constans then gave the Ottoman government until Mon day (today) to Issue an trade granting the quays complete full right and In demlnty for the two years during which the company had been deprived of those right. That M. ConstanB bluff was successful I hown by the baste with which the sultan Issued the Irade oa Saturday, two dayt before the time limit expired. PRANCE'S VICTORY IS EMPTY London. Aug. 26 Although the French papers hall Turkey yielding as a great triumph for France, more especially as It was largely believed that the sultan's obduracy was due to tbo supposed friendship between Oer many and Turkey, It Is felt In London, despite considerable satisfaction over the affair, that there Is a grave doubt as to whether France has achieved mora than a paper victory. The British theory Is that M. Con Stans really wished to force Turkey to purchase quays which are notoriously unremunerative. The sultan ha avoid ed this, thu securing the practical results, while leaving to M. Constans the empty congratulations. WESTINGHOUSE TALKS. ays He and Yerkes Ara Friendly No Antipathy to American. New York, Aug. 26 George West Inghouse who, on his return from Eng land Saturday, refused to discuss the affair of the District Underground Railway of London, of which Charlea T. Yerkes 1 In control, ehnnged his mind yesterday. He said that there were no differences between Mr. Yerkes and himself and that Mr. Yerkes had awarded to the British Weatlnghouie company the contract for 30.000 hone power engine and generator for hi Metropolitan District railway enter pris and will require much more ap paratus, the manufacture of which In England will be advantageous to his interests. He said that while there was a natural desire to see Englishmen conduct London railway enterprises there waa no particular antipathy to Americans doing 1L MORI SOLDIERS FOR MANILA. WIH Be of Us In Cae of Another Uprising. Mantis, Aug 26 In the city of Ma nila there are now less than 1,000 effec tive soldiers, and It ha been decided to increase thl number by four com panies of Infantry. The official reason for the increase ia that the guard duty la too heavy for the present fore. A a matter of fact, however, there Is a feeling that, although there Is no ap parent prospect of trouble, neverthe less, In the event of an uprising In the future such as It always possible among the Malay. It would be hotter to have a sufficient body of troops available for such an emergency. CALLED MAYOR BLACK NAMES And Sheridan, Falnt-Hcartc Striker, Must Serve Twenty Cays. McKeesport, Pa., Aug. 27. Mayor Black yesterday fined John Sheridan, a workman In the Dewees Wood mill, $25 and costs, and Sheridan wtll have to serve thirty days In the workhouse In default of ball. Sheridan bad been spotted for some time by the strikers because he said the strike would Dot succeed, and that he wanted to return to work. Saturday he told reporters he was sure the strikers or the police would trump up some charge to get htm out of town. He was drinking bard on Saturday night and was locked up. Yesterday at the hearing no In formant appeared against htm, but Mayor Black fined blm because he heard he bad called htm names. He then refused a bond for the fine and refused to let reporters Inspect the docket or transcript of the case unless f they would guarantee the fine and the costs. When asked Ms r ason lor such treatment of a prisoner he said- 1 "I Just sent htm up fur his ioalth TEXAS HOUSE AGAINS" TRUSTS Legislator Extend Hea'ty Syrrpathy to btnking Steel Workers Austin Tex, Aug ti Th house off I representative yesterday tidopted by vote of & to JS the following resold Uor. introducer" by McFall, of Travl county after a debate of considerable length: "lie It resolved, by the house of rep. resentatlres of the legislature of the stato of Texas that trust and monopo lies are contrary to the spirit and re- , nlus of a free people, destructive of In dividual liberty snd tubscrslve of the principles of a Republican form of gov- eminent; that w recognize !n the ' United States Steel corporation sti or ganization which embodies all the j evils of the trust, monopoly and 'com munity of Interest' Ideas, and one which by reason of the manner and amount of Its capitalization and plan of operation, may be said to be the very hesd and front of the offending system. That we the In hearty sym pathy with the Amalgamated Associa tion of Steel Workers In tho contest which they are now waging with the States Steel corporation for ;i equitable recognition of their Tennessee Mob Inflicts Summary Punishment On Negro Ravisher. MET HIS FATE LAUGHINGLY 6sid He Killed Mrs. William Because H Had Nothing Else To Do Stats Official Pleaded With th Mob, But It Was In Vain Chattanooga. Tenn., Aug. 26. Henry Notes, a negro, waa yesterday burned by a mob of 6,000 citizens for crlm- tnally assaulting and shooting to death Mr. Charle William, wife ot a prom inent farmer, near Winchester, Tenn., last Friday. Admitting his crime and asking bis friends to meet him in (lory, he met hi fat without even a groan. He was captured early yeiterday morning at Water Tank, near Cowan. Tenn., and was taken to Winchester by hi captors snd placed la the county Jail. Sheriff Stewart made haste to barricade the Jail and protect the prisoner. Soon an angry mob of sev eral hundred men gathered, but As sistant Attorney General Matt N. Whtttaker appeared and made a speech to the crowd, urging them to asslat him In allaying eicltement and upholding the majesty of th law. He promised to reconvene the grand Jury today to tndtct the negro promptly and have him speedily tried at the present term of court, assuring the crowd that hi conviction and legal execution wore a foregone conclusion. This ap peal was supplemented by Judge J J. Lynch. Captain W. P. Tolley an other. No sooner had their appeals been made than several hundred cltl sen from the neighborhood where the crime was committed came up and augmented the crowd to thousands. They swept forward npon the Jail, overpowered the sheriff and his depu ties, took the prisoner and started at 10.15 a. m. for the scene of th crime, 12 miles distant Tho mob was determined, and It seemed that almost the entire popula tion for miles around had turned out to see the fate of the wretch. Tho procession followed th mob to the Williams horn?. Arriving at a point In sight of the scene of the crime, the negro was placed upon a stump and given a chance to make a statement. He mounted the stump atolldly and laughed a he began hi statement He said: "Teli all my sisters snd brothers tc meet me In glory. I am going to make that my home. Tell my mother to meet me where parting more." Ill be no "Why did you kill Mrs. Williams?" was asked. "I Just done that because 1 had noth ing elso to do." He was taken from th stump, bound to a tree by chain and hi body sat urated with oil. At 1.40 p. m. a match waa applied, and Instantly the quiver ing body wae enveloped in flames. P-jnce rails were piled about the burn log body, and soon life was extinct. History of the Crime. Lying on tho floor of the family room, her face splashed with clotted blood, Charles William found his wife on Friday afternoon when he re turned to his home. A bullet bad gone through her head, life was ex tinct and her two baby children wen crying In grief nnd fear. Tho oldest boy, aged 5 years, told what had oc curred. The young mother hnd been shot and killed by Henry Noles, a negro hand upon the Williams place. As the mortally wounded woman sank to tho floor, Noles shot at the boy, tho bullet grazing the child's head. rhen ho fled to the woods. Tennessee Corn Crop Under Water. Hamburg, Tenn., Aug. 27. The Ten nessee river is higher than ever known at this season of the year. There Is at leaBt To per cent, of this county's corn crop under water. What corn Is not covered is that which stood on high ground, and it being dry land, was burned up during the hot weather. Land Subsidence Entombed Ten. London, Aug. 27. By a land subs! dene at the Donihrlstle colliery. In ! Perthsblre, ten men were entombed, A rescue party of four descended, but : these also have failed to return, and It j la feared that all have perished. News of Interest From All Parti of the State. PITTSTON'S SILK MILL TO MOVSJ. Work Suspended Because Non uniaa Girl Have Quit Work Wyoming Democrega Name a Ticket Heavy Rain Clove Down Colllcrlc. Plttston. Pa . Aug 24 An attempt was n.ade to reattBM work at the Star ling Silk Mill yesterday, when aoroa trouble ensued Th mill, which la operated by a Paterson firm, has boa Idle for a year. Yesterday applk at loss for work wwre received from II opera tive. Yesterday morning while th girls were in ihcir way to work they were stopped by the pickets, who In duced five of the girls to return to their homes Tiie other six girls went into the mill It is claimed that some boy threw a stone at one of the nun union girls, but no one was hurt Lata In the afternoon the union workers Induced the hIi girls at work to quit, and they left the mill. Operations then had to be suspended. Tho own ers of the mill now say they will re move the machinery to Peterson. Heavy Rains Close Down Collieries. Bhamokln, Pa.. Aug. 27. Owing te heavy rains the Henry Clay, North Franklin. Hear Valley and Big Moun tain collieries, operated by the Phila delphia and Rending ('out aud Iron company, were forced to shut duwa yesterday. 2,000 men and boys lielng temporarily thrown out of employ ment. Sons of America Meet at Harrisburo. llarrlsburg, Aug 27 The Patriotic Order Son of America state conven tion convened for a three-days' ses sion at 10 o'clock this morning, with 600 delegates present. The parade will take place on Thursday, and promise to be the largest procession held In this city for yeurs. Plymouth Has a Suicide Epidemic Wllkesbarre. Pa., Aug. 16 -Ree D. Reese, a well-known resldout of Plymouth, a town near here, our. mil ted suicide yesterday afternoon by Jumping from a row boat Into the Sus quehanna river. Last Monday another resident of the town, John Moras, a bo telkeeper, ended hit) lift; iu the taj&a way. General Stewart' Narrow Escape. Harrlsburg. Pa., Aug. 26. Adjutant General Stewart met with a sorloun ac cident lsst evening while driving with a party of friends on the Port Hunter road. Tbe name on one of th horse broke, and in attempting te Jumn from the carriage the adjutant j general fell and broke hi leg below the knee. Bodies of Four Flood Victim Found. Allentown, Pa. Aug. 26. The flood, caused by the deluge of rain Saturday afternoon and the subsequent breaking of th dam In Hacklebarney creek sub sided today. The damage will amount to $76,000. The bodies of four of the flood victims were recovered from the creek. Engineers Discus Affiliation. Bcranton, Pa.. Aug. 2C Stationary engineers froui the anthrucite mining regions to the number of 100 met ber yesterday to discuss tbe proposition to affiliate with the United Mine Workers. The sentiment seemed Lo be decidedly against affiliation. Painful lanoranrr. "That's u beautiful child," -nid th elderly bachelor, looking with great apparent interest nt the baby. "It seems to be Idling' it finger nails. Aren't you afraid to let it do that? I was reading only the other day aixiut the injurlouanee of that habrt in children. It destroys the nailo nodi is bud for their little stomachs." "I hardly think she'll bite her n.iils to hurt," ttiffly replied the mother. i Sheu only three month old. (.'hi- cago Tribune. DomrNtle Anirnltla. Husband (after u quarrel with his wife) Well, let us drop it. 1 don't , care to have any words about it; and, i besides, I l:ls to talk to u sensible person wfien I am talking. Wife (with a sarcastic laugh) Ton don't always do it, then. Husband I don't ? Wife No. I sometime hear von talking to yourself (and then music struck up again). TitBiti tbe That I tided It. They met in a department store, shopping. "Why, bow do you do?" "I'm well: aii'l you?" "First rate! Why, I haven't sy;a you for n lung t Ime!" "No; it must be five or six ye irs All of that! lo you know I never would have known you if it hadn't been for that hat." Vonkqri States man. Hunk Heresy, Mrs. Cobwiggt r Why did you ex pel her from the Woman's club? Mrs. Dorcai She made a motion that instead of engaging a professor of Hindu philosophy we should hire some one to teach us how to step off. n car, how to sharpen a pencil anil , how to curry an umbrella in a crowd. Town Topics. It Wnn Vary HlRh. They were speaking of tbe wedding1, j "It was a high church affair, I un derstand," suggested one. i Here the heud of the house and f- ther of the bride became suddenly in- terested. "High!" he exclaimed. "High! Well, if you had to pay the bills I guest you would think so." Chicago Post. I.bTJ l dLlljAA.!.'